Buy SearchWP

Purchase a license below and instantly improve search on your WordPress site without writing a line of code

Pro Plus
  • License for unlimited sites
  • WooCommerce Integration
  • Metrics
  • Related Content
  • Redirects
  • Custom Results Order
  • All Standard extensions
  • 1 year support/updates*


  • License for 5 sites
  • WooCommerce Integration
  • Metrics
  • Related Content
  • Redirects
  • Custom Results Order
  • All Standard extensions
  • 1 year support/updates*


  • License for 1 site
  • All Standard extensions
  • 1 year support/updates*


You may upgrade your license at any time, just pay the difference in cost!

* Licenses will automatically renew at a 20% discount one calendar year after purchase. This can be cancelled at any time.

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14 Day Full Refund Policy

If SearchWP does not work as advertised & a support ticket (required) goes unresolved you are entitled to a full refund. More info »

Customer Testimonials

Search WP Accurately Searches my Shop Products!

“My developer recommended this plugin as I quickly found out that WooCommerce was not properly finding products when I would put in a search term! I took him up on his recommendation and haven’t looked back! This is a great plugin! Love it!!”

Awesome Support

“I purchased Search WP for my site but I have limited coding abilities so I was having some difficulties and the Search WP support team went above and beyond to make sure my search functions were working perfectly, best support I’ve ever received!!”

The only way to search text within PDFs

“My website contains an archive of digitised historic journals – hundreds of PDFs. Using Search WP allowed me to build an advanced search, index all PDF content, and returning matching results in a highly customisable format. Top notch support too!”

Common Pre-Sale Questions

Can SearchWP work on a huge site?

SearchWP was designed from the get-go to work best on small-to-midsize sites. It will work best on a site with anywhere from a few posts to a few thousand. If your website has tens of thousands of posts (e.g. Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types) or even hundreds of thousands I would not recommend using SearchWP.

For more information (including alternative solutions) please see this KB article

Does SearchWP Provide User (Profile) Searches?

No. SearchWP only indexes and makes searchable the content stored as post objects (Posts, Pages, Media, and Custom Post Types) and their associated metadata/taxonomies. User search is not planned at this time.

How does a license apply to development/staging sites?

A single site license may be active within one WordPress install at a time. If you are testing integration with SearchWP on a staging site it is recommended that you activate the license in staging and when the site is deployed you then deactivate the license in staging and then activate it in production. You do not need a Pro (5 site) or Pro Plus (unlimited site) license to use SearchWP on a staging site, local development domains do not count against the site limit for your license.

Also note that SearchWP is fully functional even if your license is inactive.

Does SearchWP support multisite? What kind of license do I need?

SearchWP will work within a multisite installation, but it does not perform a global (network-wide) search. Each site within the network will receive it’s own SearchWP installation, and search results will be sandboxed to that site.

It is technically possible to switch to each site within a network, perform a search for that site, and then combine all of the results, but that is not supported functionality of SearchWP.

In order to activate your license for each site within the network, the license must accommodate the total number of sites within your multisite installation.

Do you offer refunds?

Yes, please see the appropriate section in the Terms.

How does PDF & document parsing, indexing, and searching work?

There is a slightly in-depth answer to this question, so a KB article has been written: How does PDF parsing and indexing work?

How does SearchWP display results?

SearchWP does not directly display search results, it only provides new results for your theme to display. SearchWP does not modify your existing search results template in any way.

Upon activating SearchWP, your search results will display in exactly the same way they did before activating SearchWP, but SearchWP tells WordPress which results to include.

To customize your search results you need to edit your theme’s search.php (or create search.php if it does not exist) and you can customize your search results in any way you would customize another template within your theme using The Loop.

Supplemental search engines are covered in depth here: Setting up a supplemental search engine: step by step

How does the indexer work? (What is tokenizing?)

SearchWP’s indexer is not a crawler. That is to say it does not operate like many search engines (e.g. Google) and it does not load pages of your website to index content. The indexer pulls data directly from the database.

For a more detailed explanation please see this KB article


Can SearchWP index PDFs & Documents stored outside the Media library?

NO. SearchWP requires that PDFs & documents be uploaded to your WordPress Media library. In order for SearchWP to index and return results, each entry must have it’s own canonical, WordPress-provided object ID. This ID is assigned when files are uploaded to the Media library, and is essential for SearchWP.

If you are using a document management plugin that stores uploads outside of the Media library of your WordPress install, SearchWP will NOT be able to work with these files.